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covering this or talking about it in honor of those who died to make those in power take action to stop anything like this from happening again. "piers morgan starts now." >>> tonight, two more funerals, two more impossibly small coffins what will america do to stop a madman. >> i am a supporter of the second amendment. but i believe it's time for us to move a different direction. >> and the congresswoman who lost her husband in the long island railroad shooting. >>> also, i'll go one-on-one with a gun advocate who said that lawmakers who vote for gun control have blood on their hands. could he be serious? >>> and why the second amendment doesn't say what you think 2 does. >>> plus a class gunned down, a teacher to protect them. main who lost his daughter. >> they believe that because the problem is guns the answer is guns. it's simply ridiculous. >> we'll go inside the mind of a killer. what dr. oz thinks we should do about mental illness. >> i think we need a homeland security approach to mental illness. thirst is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening, final farewells today
. the president is calling for, quote, meaningful action on guns. many democrats are calling for strict new gun control laws. of course the assault weapons ban expired in 2004. there is some talk that maybe, maybe bringing that back would be a foot. the effect of what you saw in is an plan and oakland was different elsewhere. for instance, like arizona. some of the gun buyers in arizona became very afraid actually that this new national conversation, particularly my -- what happened this beautiful town, could make it very difficult all of a sudden to get certain kinds of guns. egg i egging. >> reporter: columbine, virginia tech, tucson, movie theater in colorado, sikh temple in wisconsin, oregon shopping mall. even with those mass shootings, it has become easier for most americans to carry a gun, own an assault rifle, or use high capacity magazines. in the aftermath of connecticut, voices, most notably from tearful president obama, are calling for tighter gun control. you won't hear them in a california gun show held the day after the connecticut massacre. >> everybody is in a panic. i have nev
that to have that go on any long er was wron. >> malloy says he fully supports action at the federal level to tighten the nation's gun control laws. and every mass shooting leaves us asking the exact same question. why? what drives someone to such violence, does the brain hold clues for us? later this hour, chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta is going to look at that for us. and it's another sign the tide coulding turning and the debate over gun control in america. coming up, the wall street firm taking a stand, putting politics ahead of profits. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz on your wish list at the winter event going on now through december 31st. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 e350 for $579 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male annou
to decide what action is in the best interest of their children. >> that is not true. but it doesn't and i repeat does not require any changes to existing state and federal laws. dick thornburg testified saying that the treaty's provisions recognize the prevention as a non discrimination instrument similar to our own americans with disabilities act. that fact didn't stop rick santorum from twisting the facts along the way. >> this is a direct assault on us and to our family to hand over to the state to make medical determinations and see what is in the best interest of the child and not look at what the gift every child is. >> john kerry said this is one of the saddest days that i have seen in the 28 days i've been in the senate. today he addressed mr. santorum's claims. >> i have great respect rick and karen and their daughter and family. he is a strong family man. but, he either simply hasn't read the treaty or doesn't understand it or was not factual in what he said. the united nations has zero ability to order or to tell or to even, they can suggest but they have no legal capacity to t
to action. people want to help. >> and as people are watching this and want to know how they can help, what is the best way for people outside of newtown to contribute? >> well, to contribute i think for our country, because it's really about our country, if it's only newtown that goes through these changes and tries to effect these things, that's one small part. we all have to -- every community in this nation needs to understand that this can happen if we have proliferation of guns and emotional instability in your community, this can happen. and we need all communities, basically, to rally their local and state government, federal government, and get our elected officials to have the moral courage to sit down with each other and have common sense discussions and listen to each other and listen to their points and find some middle common ground. >> lee shull, thank you very much for joining me. i do appreciate it. >> thank you. >> now i want to bring in my special guests here in the studio, loved ones of the victims of the aurora, colorado, shooting, and a survivor. welcome to you all. ev
. his decision is not retro active, meaning the actions he took since the original decree will stand. among them, the draft constitution he approved. opponents say morsi cut them out of the process. chavez says his cancer has returned and needs immediate surgery. he has been undergoing treatment in cuba. his doctors recently did tected more malignant cells which means more surgery and an uncertain presidency. patrick is joining us, this announcement has a sense of urgency to it, what do you know? >> we having some difficulty? all right, we just lost him. we'll get back with them when we get that signal back. >>> meanwhile, when you hear the term fiscal cliff, you probably think about higher taxes, right? could it also have an impact on what we eat? first, a very good morning to washington dc, a foggy start on this sunday, december 9th.si eenx a month! okay, come with me -- we're gonna save you money. with straight talk at walmart, you get unlimited talk, text and data for only $45 a month per phone. would we get the same coverage? same coverage on america's best networks. you saved $
are headed, the united states is headed into military action considering what we know about the red line, if you will, that hillary clinton laid out pretty clearly? >> it was very important for her to draw a very clear line. because any use of chemical weapons has to be responded to internationally. i'm sure the secretary of state is immersed with russia right now, is in negotiations with russia for a united front against this absolutely unacceptable possibility. >> okay. so she's laid that out. but then the next step, of course, if, in fact, they're putting together the components that create sarin gas and they're leading these into weapons, are we going to war insider to stop this? the united states. >> i think that the u.s. is going to be laying out a series of actions in partnership with some other states that will be taken, should they use these chemical weapons. and it is my hope and i think the hope of everyone on this planet that a fierce and united international response will ensure that syria does not actually consider using these weapons. >> let's talk about the fiscal cliff.
to this horrific tragedy, but let's translate into action. and the action depends on facts. why do we have 15 times as much gun homicide as the rest of the world? what can we do about it? what can we learn from other countries that have dealt with some of these issues? why do countries like japan have these extraordinarily low rates of gun home skpooicide and gun ? if we can come up with something sensible -- and frankly, if has to be more far reaching. even the legislation proposed by dianne feinstein, though a step forward, it has 900 exceptions on the assault ban. 900 separate exceptions. how can something like that be enough, given the kind of tragedy we've just seen? >> and fareed, finally, i want to read this quote from neil mcdonald, a senior washington correspondent for cbc news off the canada. yet another national discussion about guns is under way, and it's so anti-rational, so politically cowardly, so unbearably stupid, that you have to wonder how a nation that has enlightened the world in so many other ways could wallow in this kind of discussion. does this target the united states' ima
, the employer would legally be well within their rights to take the appropriate action which means if you smoke too much, you're fired. >> guess that's a good answer to a clever conundrum they find themselves in. thank you so much. appreciate it. >>> coming up in ten minutes as well, the los angeles mayor is going to join me. he's going to talk about a federal crackdown on medical marijuana in california and now how all of this might square and he's also going to weigh in on his personal involvement to help fix the national debt and avoid the fiscal cliff. that's coming up in just a little bit. >>> we also can't leave seattle without taking note of another huge milestone in washington state. voters legalized same-sex marriage last month too so today here's the picture. midnight on the dot clerks handed out marriage licenses and those were the first two in line. they met on a blind date back in 1977 and they never thought that they would live to legally wed amongst all of these other people who showed up for their legal licenses in seattle. by the way, the ceremony of those elderly ladies like m
trading. so she's always ready to take action, no matter how wily... or weird... or wonderfully the market's behaving... which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back. we have important breaking news. nbc news is reporting u.s. officials say their worst fears have been confirmed the syrian military has loaded chemical weapons inside bombs. nbc says those same officials say bashar al assad's forces are awaiting final order to use those loaded missiles against syria's own people. this video posted online, which we can't independently verify, purports to show syrian missiles that have been modified to carry chemical and biological weapons. obviously, this is a sober development in a situation that seems to be getting worse by the day. pentagon correspondent barbara starr joins me along with cnn contributor and former cia officer bob baer and on the phone fran townsend. barbara, i know you're working to confirm this nbc report. how much would this change the situation? if u.s. military is going to act to prevent assad from gassing his own people, it w
for more action, it's pressuring, getting people to buy guns and buy weapons now before a possible crackdown can happen and you could also see pressuring stocks and companies that make the guns like sit ami wesson, shares tumbled monday and pointing to a lower open today. >>alson kosc kosik on the busin side of this today. >>> today we are billions closer to reaching a deal. president obama tufrd compromise on boehner's idea to raise taxes on people making $1 million or more a year. the president proposed raising taxes on family making more than $250,000 a year. dan lothian is at the white house. this is good, right? >> reporter: well it's certainly significant because as you pointed out the president for quite some time had been campaigning on the issue saying taxes had to go up on house holds making more than $250,000 during these negotiations over the last several weeks, both the president and other aids here at the white house had been insisting there would be no deal unless taxes went up on those making more than 250,000 and now the president according to source sources laying
, take action in the future. >> reporter: now, there's no official start date for the students to begin back -- well, tore begin in their new school at chalk hill middle school, in that building, but officials in that town say the building at least could be ready as early as tomorrow, which is an amazing thing to think about. they're really completely transforming this building in just a matter of days. but when they want to bring the students back into school, that's completely up to the newtown school officials. there's no word yet if they want to start back. >> there were almost 600 kids in that kindergarten through fourth grade elementary school here that's obviously now a crime scene. >> that's now a crime scene but it's amazing how they're doing everything they can. you can see in those truck loads of things. they're trying to replicate almost down to the desk and the chair and the picture on the wall, each room, as much as they can, in order to try to give them a sense of normalcy, of safety, of something that they're familiar with, to try to get them on the path to healing. but
will have to be more careful and perhaps have more congressional involvement for certain actions like drone strikes. it might mean it will have to charge some of the people in guantanamo and try them in military or civilian courts. but is all this bad? so we have reached the point where we might consider shifting from emergency wartime powers? well, a new report is out this week, a new global terrorism index that goes from 2002 to 2011. it shows that terrorism went up from '02 to '07 largely because of the conflicts in afghanistan, pakistan and iraq but has been declining ever since. the report finds the part of the world with the newest incidents of terrorism has been north america. read my column in the washington point. let's get started. >>> he was centrally involved in historic bipartisan deals to reform our tax system, social security. james baker was ronald reagan's most important lieutenant, so who better to tell us how to get a deal done in washington today. i spoke to him at the baker center at rice university indown. >> mr. secretary, pleasure to have you on. >> thank you so much
everything he did conveyed action and energy through love. he was the light of our family. he will be forever missed. >> we have just seen the eulogy delivered by his mother at his funeral today published by the "new york times" and distributed by the associated press. i want to read a part to you. are you a little boy whose life force had all the gravitational pull of a celestial body. you were light and love, mischief and pranks, you adored your family with every fiber of your 6-year-old being. we're all elevated in humanity by having known you, a little maverick that didn't always want to do his schoolwork or clean up his toys when practicing his ninja moves or super mario on the wii seemed far more important. you will not pass through this way again. i can only believe you were planted on earth to bloom in heaven. take flight, my boy. soar. the words of a mother grieving for her lost son. one thing that we have been doing is trying to keep our focus on the lives lost and the lives of the people here who died led, the heroes that saved lives and stopped more bloodshed and often put themsel
cliff and it's a pretty important man. this is alan simpson. ♪ yep. that maybe the most action the fiscal cliff saw today. here's the scene on capitol hill at noon. yep, people leaving. members of congress leaving washington, heading home on wednesday afternoon. one man left standing was the house speaker and he says i'm not going anywhere. >> i'll be here and i'll be available at any moment to sit down with the president to get serious about solving this problem. >> but of course, it takes two to tango, so where does president obama stand? >> we can probably solve this in about a week. it's not that tough. >> it's not that tough. he's absolutely right about that. but we heard early this evening that the president and speaker boehner did speak late today on the phone, so that's good news, but in this case, they need face time. they need to spend real time face to face. even democrats think the president needs to do more in person work on this. >> the president is not somebody who he's prioritizing evenings with his family instead of going down and having a bourbon on the rocks
that there will be consequence ifs he uses them, but where that action would really come in, when does the president get a targeting plan? when does the president have to make a decision. all things, we don't know the answer to yet. >> barbara star, thank you very much. appreciate the update. >>> syrian rebels are using ancient techniques. we have an exclusive look. [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18. people taking maois or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe l
to the ward. the hospital has already moved quickly to end any suggestion that it took disciplinary action against the nurse, saying that it didn't do that. it also said it was trying to support her, in fact, in what it called a difficult period, so they've already moved to try to deflect any criticism that may have come their way that they may have mishandled this. >> obviously, the deejays are devastated by this. if you can read into their interviews, they seem as though they're just tortured by what's happened. what more do we know about their reaction to this? >> yeah, actually, tortured, shattered, devastated. this all started off as a light hearted gag from their point of view. they make the point which is sort of quite reasonable, they had no way of really knowing what the tragic consequences of this prank call would be. prank calls take place in radio stations all over america, all over the world and they don't end up like this, and so, this is a particular incident and as such, the radio station is asking for emphasis to be taking elsewhere. as for the deejays themselves, absolute
that will act if there is action. defense secretary leon panetta issued a warning to syria today saying the united states will not stand by and watch the country cross a quote unquote red line. >> whole world is watching very closely. and the president of the united states has made very clear that there will be consequences. there will be consequences. if the assad regime makes a terrible mistake by using these chemical weapons. >> syria denies it is mobilizing chemical weapons in a civil war in which 40,000 people have lost theirs in 21 months. instead, they say they're trying to create fear and set for an attack. hillary clinton met with russia's foreign minister twice today in dublin. these are important meetings because russia is a syrian alley. but is it too late? national security contributor, fran townsend, is a member of the cia. cedrick layton member of the joipt staff. what are those consequences? is the u.s. going to passing the point of no return here? >> well, it is, look, the most recent information suggests they're preparing to be able to launch these warheads containing
. part of the speech, a call to action. president obama vowing to prevent another massacre. today gun control seems to have a tone of determination. a special edition of "newsroom" begins right now. >>> good morning to you. i'm carol costello here in atlanta. joining me shortly, don lemon. hees in newtown, connecticut. let's begin here, shall we? we'll begin with the latest at sandy hook elementary school. today the first of the funerals get under way. 6-year-old jack pinto and noah pozner will be the first of the 26 victims laid to rest. we'll also learning more about the remarkable acts of heroism. one teacher, ann marie murphy, died while shielding students with her body. another read to kids to distract them from the gunshots that exploded outside their room. last night in newtown, president obama met with survivors and the families of those killed. he vowed to prevent another massacre and called for a national discussion on gun violence. more on the gun control debate in just a moment. but first the president's message to a community in anguish. here are some of the president's c
, actions that we as a firm can take." they are trying to sell the company that makes the bushmaster. the california teachers retirement system, their spokesman out this morning with a statement. there are a lot of products that can be used responsibly or irresponsibly. in this case it was used irresponsibly. now that a tragic event like this has occurred, it's something we will discuss going forward. what they will discuss, whether it's appropriate for a teachers pension to be invested in a company that makes semi automatic weapons and a product that was used to kill teachers and students. soledad. >> yeah, i sympathy anybody who is investing money anywhere one would think would want to go back and examine not just weapons and not just this particular incident. what is your money in? what are you literally supporting? that's a very good question. christine romans, thanks, christine. >>> kids in newtown go back to school, how can parents and teachers help teachers feel safe? after such a violent episode. steve perry, capital prep magnate school, will join us up next. we leave you wit
stepped in front of a bullet, who tackled gunman and taken other actions based on the scenario at hand. the best practices have included to practice lockdowns, doing evacuations, certainly some who have been instinctively got out of harm's way. i think we're stepping into some dangerous area if we start talking about teaching elementary kids to throw book bags and backpacks at armed intruders who come in because there are also situations that aren't active shooters, but hostage situations. so do you have one kid stand up, throw a pencil and then get shot and killed by someone who may have been a hostage taker that could have been resolved. lo lots of questions. how do you implement something like that? i think that we need to focus on a lot of the fundamentals, but and see if we can improve, but i think we also have to look at implementation and age appropriateness and other factors as well. >> absolutely. i'm sure these are conversations being had across the country today and in the coming days in the wake of what happened here on friday among school administrators, teachers and paren
, that we're in a position to have, not just a discussion, but the action that i think is necessary to prevent a reoccurrence. for me, it has to do with two issues. it's a very complex issue overall. but there are two things that i believe we can and must do. as somebody who has worked in the field of mental health for 32 years, i believe we have to do a better job of providing services and early identification of people with mental illness so we can prevent the kind of disturbance that causes somebody to do an act that happened last friday. and secondly, we have to take away, from those people, access to the kinds of weapons that can, in a very short period of time, create the kind of carnage that we saw then. when i look back on what happened in tucson, on january 8th last year. the man who shot us was armed with an extended clip, carrying 30 bullets. in about 45 seconds, those bullets were discharged. 19 people were wounded and six died. and in the case of the school in newtown, we know that that's what happened again, even in a greater magnitude. i think we're at a point now whe
to honor the dead, you've got to have some kind of action. what is the most important thing right now for the president to do? >> seize the moment. the opinion in the country now jf gun safety. we have had majorities and two polls, cbs, "the washington post"/abc saying we need stricter laws, stricter earn forcement, and that's -- that's pretty big shift. as you know, opinion had been shifting away toward more people having guns and the whole idea of a way to solve this problem, if everybody has a gun you can stop the shooter. of course that doubles down on the problem and we have a culture in which guns are more available to young people and that approach. >> the president can't do it alone. he needs cooperation of congress. three basic principles should guide our gun policies. first you have to -- must have a license to own a gun. the license should not be easy to get. so how difficult should it be what would be your parameters? >> i think the permit system now is full of holes. it's determined at the state level. we have very uneven laws. as you know, suzanne, you can -- the permit
by him. in a televised speech last night, morsi defended his actions. ian lee is live in cairo this morning. what is happening now? >> right now we're watching protesters slowly filing in to tahrir square. we expect massive demonstration today as all political forces that are opposing president mohammed morsi have called for demonstrations against the constitutional declaration and the draft constitution. continuation of the large protests that have gripped this country. >> ian, president obama actually called president morsi. what was that conversation like? what was said? >> president obama wants president morsi to open up for dialogue with opposition and to come out with some sort of agreement that both parties can move forward to. president morsi did offer to have dialogue tomorrow with opposition forces, but that the invitation was a bit vague on who he was going to invite. opposition forces say that shows that he's not sincere in the dialogue with opposition. they also say it's not something they want. they don't want to have a dialogue. they within a the declaration, the
could be used to interfere with the ability of parents with disabled children to decide what action is in the best interest of their children. >> that all sounds very alarming. keeping them honest, it's just not true. the treaty does create a committee that can issue nonbinding recommendations on how nations can do better on disability rights. but it doesn't, i repeat, does not require any changes to existing state or federal laws. in july former republican attorney general dick thornburgh testified before the senate foreign relations committee saying, quote, protect u.s. sovereignty and recognize the convention as a nondiscrimination instrument similar to our own americans with disabilities act. in other words, the u.n. treaty can't force the u.s. to do anything. nothing at all. but that fact didn't stop rick santorum, whose 4-year-old daughter is disabled, from pushing his own storyline and, frankly, twisting the facts along the way. listen. >> this is a direct assault on us and our family, to hand over to the state the ability to make medical determinations and see what is in the
was sent to all officers last night. until further notice officers shall not take any enforcement action, other than to issue a verbal warning, for a violation of initiative 502. miguel marquez is in seattle. you were there at midnight for the big party, when the law went into effect. what was it like? >> reporter: well, it was a lot of pot being smoked. i think i must have a contact high from all of that. it was one of many, many parties across the state last night as proponents of this law celebrate the first time that pot is legal here. it's the first step in a very long process. ♪ because i got high >> reporter: the moment recreational pot, anything less than an ounce no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a criminal anymore. i can't go to jail for small amounts of marijuana. it's -- i'm free to be free. >> reporter: several dozen hard core smokers showed up here to the base of the space needle, symbol of the city and of the state to light up at the stroke of midnight. and while the new law does not allow smoking in public places, seattle police and police
are taking action, as well. we learned that dick's sporting goods is suspending the sales of modern sporting rifles in all the chains. they are not displaying the guns in the community near here. the private equity firm is selling off the maker of the bushmaster rifle that was used in the shooting that took so many lives. it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. cisco. ♪ how advanced is the new ford fusion? well...it has outstanding performance and handling... ...and it offers a plug-in hybrid that gets a projected 100 mpge. of course, there's still one thing it can't do. introducing the entirely new ford fusion. it's an entirely new idea of what a car can be. >>> one of the first things you will notice as you drive into this beautiful town of newtown, connecticut is some of the old buildings and the lovely gently rolling hill
are in similar situations. >> with mary, i would say not to take any extreme actions, because we heard that boehner and president obama were meeting so we hope there will be a resolution by the end of the year, and when we do have that resolution, because we still don't know what the ramifications what the impact is going to be to that small business owner, so i would recommend a wait and see approach to see what happens with washington. eventually, moving forward, it is going to hit everybody, i can definitely sense some frustration from everybody on the screen today, we really hope that is resolution, hopefully washington is listening. >> okay, todd, everybody out there's been tweeting their questions to me. what's your question, if you want to go ahead and tweet, allisoncossack, todd is going to be sticking around to answer those questions. volution and switch to olay pro-x. get cleansing results as effective as a $200 system. guaranteed or your money back. olay pro-x. [ male announcer ] born from the elements. ♪ destined to take them over. the uconnect command center with sirius
this in part, the immediate consequence of these premeditated and ill-considered actions was the humiliation of two dedicated and caring nurses. the longer term cons quebecois has been reported around the world and is frankly tragic beyond words. that nurse is survived by her husband and two children. >>> when you hear the term "fiscal cliff, yts you probably think of higher taxes. but it could have an impact on what you eat. the details from washington just ahead. ♪ [ ding! ] losing your chex mix too easily? time to deploy the boring-popcorn decoy bucket. then no one will want to steal the deliciousness. with a variety of tastes and textures only chex mix is a bag of interesting. [ tylenol bottle ] me too! and nasal co [ tissue box ] he said nasal congestion. yeah...i heard him. [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. to the number 1 club in the world. the potential of manchester united unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. (announcer) when subaru owners look in the mirror, they see more than
far away to help. >> yeah. i don't want to get into second-guessing his actions. >> you're right. >> and whether this photo resulted from some willy nilly wile to snap at the sub waib driver but whatever he says. >> c acallie, let me get back d you. why have so many networks, television stations, networks run it again and again and again. seems like since the "new york post" went first, everybody else is cashing in on the drama of the moment. >> listen. all those people you just cited would run pictures of people leaping out of the world trade centers, too, if they weren't prevented. i mean i em not taking away the crass popularity or just people being drawn to it. it's a compelling photo for that reason. my question is did it have to be on the cover? i don't think so. if you really think you need to show your consumers this, put it somewhere on the web and make me work for it if way tonight see it. i have a problem with that but guile there. i did not think that had to be on the cover. that's a judgment call that i think they aired on, that didn't have to be there. >> that's wha
this and talking tab in honor of those who died and to make those in power take action to stop anything like this from happening again. "a.c. 360" begins now. >> erin, thanks very much. good evening, everyone. we are live once again from newtown, connecticut. a town where many students returned to school today. schools reopened, of course, with the exception of sandy hook elementary, the school that's now a crime scene. the students of sandy hook will go back to school after the holidays in a different building some eight miles away, with 20 bright young faces missing from the halls and classrooms. everything is different now. the children of this town are facing a new reality, doing things they never should have to do at this young age. like writing good-bye letters to their friends. we told you last night about 6-year-old jack pinto who was burred yesterday. at the funeral, a note from his friend john reads, jack, you are my best friend. we had fun together. i will miss you. i will talk to you in my prayers. i love you, jack. love, john." there were two more funerals for two more 6-year-ol
as far as what actions the president may be taking here. but we know the president met monday with top aides, multiple cabinet members including the education secretary and the attorney general. now, there is a company, don, i want you to talk about here, that apparently makes this rifle, this bushmaster rifle, it is owned by a private investment group. what is the story here? >> well, brooke, the private investment group is called serbrus. they said they're going to sell that weapons company. but now the california teachers retirement system is a big investor in that fund and making them an indirect investor in the maker of bushmaster rifles. you can imagine there is a bit of an issue here. i want to go to don primac of fortune. he broke this story. dan, how did this -- the california teachers union become involved in this sort of investment thing with a company that makes bushmaster rifle? >> the california teachers pension, the largest pension for public school teachers in america, it invests a lot in private equity funds that do everything from health care to retail to manufacturin
in the event he orders action. a senior u.s. official tells cnn a strike could be carried out with the ships and aircraft already stationed in the region. the planning is being driven by the latest intelligence which u.s. officials say shows sarin gas has been loaded into aerial bombs in at least two locations near airfields. syria seems to have crossed the line drawn by the president last august. >> a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. >> reporter: this week that line seems to have shifted with warnings from the president, secretary of defense panetta, and others focusing on what happens if assad uses the weapons. >> see, these lines become sort of pink lines. you know, they're not drawn with, you know, a fine pencil. and they move around a little. >> reporter: military options for striking syria spell out the case for why an attack might be called for. u.s. officials say there are multiple reports, more than just satellite imagery, confirming the aerial bombs. the regime is getting more desperate in recent days as fighting
and there are people standing up ready to do something. we just need to see action. >> one of the people who died was vicky soto. i know that your daughter, who is now 12, remembers vicky. vicky was a substitute teacher when your daughter was at sandy hook. what was it as a father that made her so memorable? >> my daughter said how nice she was. my son knows her from being in school there last year, how nice she was and how kind. she's a beautiful woman, in the prime of her life. the job that she did with the students is echoed throughout the community. just a memorable person and all the teachers are like that. the administrators, miss hochsprung, it's a devastating loss. somebody like that, a leader like that, is very challenging to replace. i don't know how they're going to replace her. >> you have four children. >> yes. >> your 10 and 12-year-old obviously are done at sandy hook but you have a 4 and 2-year-old. your 4-year-old is supposed to go there next year. >> yep. >> do you want him to go there? >> without hesitation. without hesitation. they're going as long as the school is going to re
. there are standards now for how an analyst assesses a source and the information. we know from the president's action against bin laden he will ask the hard questions. what don't we know? what confidence do you have in the sources and intelligence before he makes a decision? >> colonel layton, has fran is referring to, when people think about wmd and the u.s. saying syria has this, a lot of people think to iraq when the u.s. made claims that turned out later to not be true. tom forman reported on what syria reportedly has. three deadly kinds of chemical weapons. the first is mustard gas that causes severe burns and blindness, and respiratory failure and also sarin. and then the vx nerve agent attacks the nervous system and is one of the most deadly chemicals in the world. how good is the intelligence on what syria really has? >> it is pretty good, but it's not fool-proof. as fran mentioned there are some elements of intelligence that are guesswork, conjecture, educated guesswork to be sure, but still, they're conjecture. it's not like a court of law where you say this is the evidence, this is irrefut
has blocked action of president assad at the united nations insisting there should be no regime change. but diplomats now say moscow increasingly doubts assad can survive in power as the armed opposition gains ground. some u.s. senators say now is the time for russia to act. >> this is an opportunity for russia to show the international community at large that you can be a constructive force at a time of great need. and you have a unique capability as a nation to do some good. >> reporter: for the u.s., the insurgents gains are a double-edged sword. some of the most ruthlessly affected fighters also are the most radicalized. washington is moving to declare one of those groups a terrorist organization. but the obama administration worries that the stronger radical fighters become the more armed combat, not political efforts to find a solution will decide the outcome in syria. early next week secretary clinton travels to morocco for a meeting of the so-called friends of syria group. the focus will be on the opposition with the obama administration taking the first steps towards officiall
action on gun laws. >> and dr. drew, when you're looking at adam lanza, what in his medical history do you think investigators should be focusing more on? what are they looking into to paint a more complete picture of the person that we are talking about? and when you talk about -- and what about the toxicology report? what should they be looking at when that comes in? >> that is absolutely correct. i think the two areas that are going to give us the most information is his life online because very often people that have are difficulty with intimate connection with others, they have quite a rich life out there in the cyberspace and it can be bizarre and they can fuel some of these horrible sorts of preoccupations and violent tendencies. it doesn't cause them but the online life is going to be very revealing and for sure the tox kolgs are going to be critical. there's two big questions here. did somehow the medication either coming on or going off, maybe he was prescribed medication and didn't take it. we're going to find a lack of medication in his system or, god forbid, he got on to s
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